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  • Stocks were slightly lower Monday amid a flurry of merger and acquisition activity and in the absence of significant economic news.  Alcoa fell, HP gained.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    With five weeks until the 2010 midterm elections, Americans will soon be casting their ballots in Congressional and Gubernatorial races across the country.  Here's how key indices have performed since President Obama took office, following the 2008 election.

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Monday despite a flurry of merger and acquisition activity. Wall Street managed to extend the September rally at Friday's close with the major indexes ending higher a fourth straight week on economic optimism.

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    "Ultimately, the big deal is going to be whether the economic growth rate is really accelerating in the fourth quarter or whether it doesn't," said James Paulsen, chief strategist at Wells Capital Management.

  • The motto for next week? Don't be greedy.

  • Since President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, all the major US indices are trading positive territory, led to the upside by the NASDAQ 100, up 63.2%.

  • Global markets are up about 1 percent this morning, with many banks up 3 percent on the new Basel III capital requirements. ... Still, there is plenty of concern that some banks will not even be able to make this level of implementation.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for June 23.

  • Hard to find pops but we've got a slew of drops. Find out why Patriot Coal, Big Lots and other names sold-off and if the pullback signals opportunity.

  • So far this year, a total of 135 companies have raised, initiated or reinstated dividends; only two firms have cut them. Is this another signal that the economy is rebounding? Robert Froehlich, senior managing director at The Hartford, and John Dorfman, portfolio manager of Dorfman Value Fund, offered their insights and their best plays.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Several companies have raised their dividends in the last few weeks. Is the trend on the rise and how should investors be positioned? Keith Goddard, portfolio manager of Capital Advisors Growth Fund and Jeff Krumpelman, portfolio manager at Hilliard Lyons Capital Management shared their insights.

  • Human resources company Administaff rarely sees much option activity but yesterday drew upside trading ahead of its earnings report Monday.

  • On Monday Citigroup said the rapidly rebounding economies of China and India should buoy demand for major coal producers. Is Citi late to the game?

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of China Automotive popped while Paychex dropped. How should you game it?

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, March 24.

  • The Fed came out Tuesday, and in five short paragraphs suggested that the easy money trades are still on. What’s your next move?

  • Stocks picked up again in the final hour of trading after the Federal Reserve said it would continue to keep interest rates low for "an extended period."

  • Arch Coal drew upside call action yesterday as the industry continued to receive news ranging from potential takeovers to heightened demand.